Peter Montgomery wrote:
> My original comment, which I have long since aborted
> so I can't do a replay here, was simply a facetious
> aside; that it yanked such chains is to me a wonder.
It is very hard to detect when remarks on the women's movment are
facetious, since for 200 years remarks that _ought_ to have been
facetious were often made in deadly seriousness. You should have seen
some of the Victorian pornography my son dragged into the house when he
was a teenager. It's like some of the jokes in Stalin's speeches during
the 1938 purges.